The Ultimate South Beach Experience

Artificial and yet natural, SouthBeach – or “SoBe” for those in the know – is one of the most vibrant and relaxing places to be in Miami.

The Prestigious team was recently in South Beach and we fell in love all over again with this famous beach. Despite its touristy popularity, this beach city remains authentic, with great hidden spots. Here’s our list of favourite things to do and places to visit so that you can experience SoBe in style!

Visit

Art Deco District

Abundantly photographed and filmed, this historic neighbourhood of South Beach, bordering Ocean Drive, brings together the largest concentration of hotels and Art Deco buildings in the United States and the world. Although touristy it is a must see. If you want to learn everything about Art Deco in Miami pay a visit to the Art Deco Museum and its giftshop.

Bass museum

The Bass is Miami Beach’s Contemporary Art Museum. It was completely renovated in 2017 and parts of the museum were not opened with the entire collection when we visited. However, we particularly loved two of the current exhibitions: The Haas Brothers: Ferngully by Nikolai and Simon Haas and Art with a view by Paola Pivi.

Walk or ride a bike by the sea

Start from Miami Beach Board Walk up in Mid-Beach to Ocean Drive, for a nice 40 minutes walk along the Sea. The breeze from the sea, the vegetation and the colourful lifeguard towers will make you feel happy.

Sunset at South Point Park

Top off your SoBe getaway with a quiet moment at the beach at Sunset Harbour. Sunset Harbour is a quaint, village-like neighbourhood in the northern stretches of South Beach with a dolce vita spirit. It‘s a picturesque spot, with walkways, benches, and green spaces that look out over the Gulf.

Stay

Condo with a ocean view

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Stay in a beautiful condo that is part of the One Hotel, one of the most luxurious beachfront hotels in South Beach. You will have access to the hotel’s swimming pools and the amazing gym, while having your own space for yourself and your family. This particular one has an amazing sea view and 2 bedrooms, but head to our website to find different options.

The ultimate luxury villa experience

Villa Tao is an impressive 5 bedroom Balinese-style villa located on the Venetian islands, 10 minutes from South Beach. This impressive property boasts with a large swimming pool, a basketball court, a yacht mooring, an expansive rooftop deck an entertainment room with pool table and all the luxury equipment you would need for the most comfortable stay.

Eat

Best sushi at Katsuya

A stylish place designed by Philip Stark, for acclaimed colourful and tasty sushi. The restaurant is at the SLS Hotel.

Katsuya Miami Beach
1701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach

(Future) TimeOut Food Market

Unfortunately, Miami Food Market wasn’t opened when we visited in early 2019. Come February 2019, when the annual South Beach Food & Wine Festival comes to town, Time Out Market Miami will open the doors to its 17,500-foot space. Inside, visitors will find 17 mini-restaurants from some of the city’s most established chefs and restaurateurs. The best place to get the most of Miami cuisine! How exciting!

Time Out Food Market
1601 Drexel Ave
Miami Beach

Culinary deliciousness at Stubborn Seed

This South of Fifth restaurant (run by Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford) executes an exquisite balance between relaxed comfort and culinary ambition. If you have time, opt for a $95 tasting menu that provides nine courses with luxury embellishments that are rotated based on seasonality

Stubborn Seed
101 Washington Ave.,
Miami Beach

Sunday Asado Brunch experience

Chef Francis Mallmann, famous worldwide for making barbecue a fancy experience – creates a contemporary asado experience with an open-fire kitchen, local ingredients and a gaucho’s touch to transform traditional rustic recipes into sophisticated, savory dishes.

Los Fuegos Faena Miami Beach
3201 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach

Drinks & Party

Have a drink at the mythical Rose Bar at Hotel Delano

With its rose-hued walls, quartz-topped bar, and upholstery, every detail is elegant (and pink). When the bar itself gets too crowded, the party spills out into the lobby, which still bears Philippe Starck’s Alice in Wonderland-like sense of whimsy.

Rose Bar at Hotel Delano
1685 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach

Quiet afternoon lounge and cocktail bar

This gorgeous colourful lounge is in the Hotel Casa Faena (right in front of Faena Hotel). Have a nice drink and snack at the quiet restaurant/bar and enjoy a relaxed and stylish environment.

Casa Faena
3500 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach

Exotic and chill vibe at legendary Broken Shaker

The legendary Broken Shaker at the Freehand Hotel is set in a poolside courtyard with overhead string lights twinkling from the trees, embodies the soul of Miami with its laid-back, subtropical vibes. The menu offers monthly and seasonal cocktails, which change to keep the list fresh, using exotic herbs and spices to help guests explore new tastes and flavours.

Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami
2727 Indian Creek Dr,
Miami Beach

Go dancing at underground club

If you want to go clubbing but not necessarily in those massive clubs, Do Not Sit On The Furniture is the perfect small and eclectic place to go. Do Not Sit is an intimate environment made for underground music enthusiasts.

Do Not Sit On The Furniture
423 16th St,
Miami Beach

Shopping

Chic shopping at Faena Bazaar

Part of the luxury Faena Resort (Faena Hotel, Faena Casa Hotel, Los Fuegos Restaurant, Faena Theater…) Faena Bazaar is a beautiful shopping concept store / shopping place / art gallery. A renovation of the historic Atlantic Beach Hotel housed in a building designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA in the heart of Miami Beach, it offers flexible event space, ground floor retail and office space.”

Faena Bazaar
3400 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach

The Webster

French transplant Laure Heriard Dubreuil launched the Webster in 2009, in the 20,000-square-foot Henry Hohauser-designed Art Deco building that dates back to the 1930s. The shop quickly became a favorite with the fashion elite around the globe who were looking to purchase hard-to-find pieces from the likes of Proenza Schouler, Chanel and Tom Ford.

The Webster
1220 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach

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